Celebrating the success of our partnership with Niblock!

01/12/2021 News

Five of our NEET young people in Southwark have had the opportunity to work alongside Niblock professionals in an eight-week programme, with one young person being successfully offered a job! 

As part of a wider development project, our young people joined Niblock in an eight-week process offering essential work preparation experience including CV workshops and mock interview training. Niblock were looking to offer one young person a yearlong contract to join the team as a General Site Operative on their newly awarded renovation and major refurbishment scheme of nine hostels into self-contained affordable apartments with a view to offer a lengthy career thereafter. 

The General Site Operative role works closely with the site manager to keep the site safe and clean by performing daily tasks such as site inspections, directing traffic, maintaining tools and equipment as well as general laboring activities.  

Throughout the programme, alongside practical tasks, our 5 budding professionals took part in a range of sessions to boost their employability skills. The young people took part in a CV masterclass, learning from employers about what they look for in a CV and what really makes one stand out from the pack. Each young person also had the opportunity to participate in a mock interview, where they could practice their professional manners ready for the world of work! 

The programme was an excellent example of collaborative working, with Niblock inspiring young people about the world of work and offering a tangible end goal in the General Site Operative opportunity! 

Having been appointed as a Main Contractor on a large refurbishment scheme in Southwark, we want to ensure that we give back to the community we are working in.  It was a pleasure working with the Trust and Tony, as everyone was extremely passionate and professional. I am pleased to say that we have employed a young person through the Trust, and we hope to work with them continuously – Katie Stallard, Business Development Executive at Niblock  

A huge congratulations to Emmanuel for being offered the full-time position at Niblock! We can’t wait to hear about how you get on.